Jul 13

Amidst one of the greatest economic downturns Queensland has ever experienced, voters will head to the polls on 31 October to determine which political party will guide the state on the long and challenging road to economic recovery.

To provide the Sunshine Coast business community with insight into the Opposition’s roadmap to reboot the economy, the Sunshine Coast Business Council is hosting a webinar with Opposition Leader Deb Frecklington MP on 20 July.

Sunshine Coast Business Council Chair Sandy Zubrinich said the webinar would provide local business leaders with a greater understanding of the Liberal National Party’s priorities in the lead-up to the October election.

“This webinar offers the Sunshine Coast business the opportunity to hear directly from the party’s leader on how the LNP plans to get Queenslanders into jobs,” said Ms Zubrinich.

“Our challenge is that we were already one of the worst performing states economically pre-COVID-19, with CommSec’s State of the States report in April 2020 finding Queensland in sixth position, only ahead of Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

“Now with ongoing uncertainty around COVID-19 outbreaks, border closures, extreme pressure on our tourism and hospitality industries and ever-increasing unemployment and under-employment rates, Queenslanders need a government with a solid plan for recovery while managing one of the highest debt levels in the country.

“While there is much information in the public domain about Labor’s plan to rebuild the economy and manage debt, this webinar gives Ms Frecklington the opportunity to share her party’s vision for Queensland and more specifically the Sunshine Coast, while giving members of our local business community the chance to ask questions on LNP policies.”

Ms Freckington said she welcomed the 60-minute webinar as an opportunity to share details of the LNP’s plans to Get Queensland Working.

“I want Queensland to become the economic powerhouse it once was and to achieve that, the LNP will supercharge the regions, invest for growth, build dams and bust congestion,” said Ms Frecklington.

“The LNP will back Queensland businesses and restore confidence with a no new tax guarantee and by slashing red tape by 20 per cent.

“A future Frecklington LNP Government will get Queensland working again by building The New Bradfield Scheme, a second M1, Sunshine Coast Rail Duplication and upgrades to the Bruce Highway.

To find out more about the free webinar from 4-5pm on Monday 20 July, visit www.scbusinesscouncil.com.au.

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About the Sunshine Coast Business Council

The Sunshine Coast Business Council is the leading regional business advocacy group on the Sunshine Coast. It represents approximately 4,000 businesses through its membership, which includes key national and regional industry groups and their members as well as national and regional businesses.

For more information please visit www.scbusinesscouncil.com.au.

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